- With a combined
presence in more than 120 countries, the Humanitarian Coalition brings together
five of Canada's leading aid agencies to finance relief efforts in times of international
humanitarian crises. It is comprised of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada,
Oxfam-Québec, Plan International Canada and Save the Children Canada. We work
together to reduce the duplication of fundraising costs, and inform the public
on humanitarian needs.
- For this campaign, the Humanitarian Coalition is
extending its reach and working with several other humanitarian agencies,
including UNHCR Canada, World Vision Canada, Islamic Relief Canada and Canadian
Foodgrains Bank to raise awareness of this global crisis. It is encouraging
other aid organizations to get involved.
marked in 2001, World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20.
- Tens of thousands of people in more than 100 countries around the world
take time to recognize and applaud the contribution of forcibly displaced
people. The annual commemoration is marked by a variety of events involving
government officials, humanitarian aid workers, businesses, celebrities,
civilians and the forcibly displaced themselves.
campaign will culminate in a national day of action on June 20, on World Refuge
Day. The focus is children and the theme is “Help Them Dream Again.”
- The cross-Canada campaign will craise awareness and engage the generosity
of all Canadians, governments and businesses on the critical front-line work
being done overseas by Canadian aid agencies in some of the world’s most
- The United Nations
High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there are about 60 million
forcibly displaced people around the world, the highest number on record. Of
those, half are children! Whether through civil war and other forms of
conflict, natural disasters or climate-related disasters such as drought, the
global scale of displaced people is unprecedented.
- Every day, millions of displaced people in dozens
of countries are in urgent need of access to safe drinking water and sanitation
services, food, shelter, medicine, education and security.
information about World Refugee Day
For more information: Yosé Cormier, Humanitarian Coalition 613-292-2687 firstname.lastname@example.org